Introduction to Facelife

With so many individuals in analog reality experiencing existence through the veil of digital interaction, the question has been asked as to how social networking sites such as Facebook are altering interpersonal relationships, modes of interaction, and the sheer lengths to which individuals are willing to go in any given situation? To examine this question farther, our method of research will be to transpose the social frame of Facebook onto reality as closely as is possible through analog means. Our hypothesis is that behaving as if one were on Facebook in live settings will be seen as “socially awkward,” “surreal,” or “bizarre” to onlookers, particularly because such actions break the social frame of both live and digital interaction.